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October 19, 2014 (Sunday)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hello Everyone,

Thank you all for your comments on my last blog. Thank you also for your concerns about my knee. It really has progressed very well. Actually, it feels fine, but I am still being a little cautious with it because I imagine it is still a little weak.

The races went well. There was not as many people there as the owner expected, but there was a lot of other events going on this weekend around town. PLUS, it was pretty chilly once the sun went down. We were selling 'hoodies,' and the sold very well since some do not want to 'let go' of summer, and they showed up in shorts and tank tops. I wish we didn't have to 'let go' of summer, but we do, so I had on jeans, a T-Shirt, a thermal shirt, another T-Shirt, and a 'hoodie' in addition to running a heater for most of the time that I was there. I also had a heavy coat with me, but I didn't have to wear it, but I wanted it with me just in case.

The Blue Angels have been here this weekend. Today when I left the YMCA (which is positioned very near their performance location), their show was just getting started. I stood outside with many others and watched from the YMCA parking lot. If you've never seen their show, it is one of the most AWESOME sights that I've ever seen. Check them out online if you haven't seen them before. They are AMAZING.

Got a busy week ahead. Since I am free for several hours on Tues/Thurs afternoons now, I am getting around to a few appointments that I've had on hold. Last week it was the cats to the vet visits and the dentist. This week, I have an appointment about insurance on Tues, and I need to get back into the business of finding another vehicle. I did make one stop at a local car dealership last Thurs. and I liked what I saw, but I imagine I need to look at more than one dealership. I like this one though because it is close to home and on my way to the YMCA. Convenience is important for later things such as oil changes and vehicle maintenance. I don't know. Buying a new vehicle is a big thing for me, and something that I probably won't be doing again, so I want to be sure and do it right. That is the troublesome part. emoticon

Have a GREAT WEEK, ALL! Take care, and keep in touch.

HUGS
Pam

  
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MRS_TOAD 10/20/2014 9:26AM

    Convenience is a very important factor when buying a vehicle. As for the Blue Angels, I'll have to check them out online.

Stay warm and dream of summer! emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 10/20/2014 1:22AM

  I wish you a very good week, and success in your car hunting.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/19/2014 7:44PM

    I'm glad your knee is doing well!

It is chilly here at night too. Good weather for Fall foods.

We have had the Blue Angels here and they are fantastic.

I agree about buying a vehicle. It really is hard but I like a close dealership too. They are more honest usually than a used car place.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/19/2014 7:30PM

    When we lived in Colorado Springs, the Blue Angels performed for the graduation of the cadets @ the Air Force Academy. Awesome. People were all liked up on the side of the highway watching in awe.

Have a great week. HUGS

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GIVEUP30 10/19/2014 7:30PM

    yes it is a very big deal.....we got a brand new Buick in Sept. 2012 and I wouldn't have anyone else get one. It is a pretty car and has everything. We got the money because my hubby's aunt past in Arpil and was a shock she gave us any thing even though we went every year to San Jose, CA.....to help her out. Russ would fix things for her. She was in her 80's......his mother didn't care if we went to visit her baby sister for a couple days. But back to car it has toooooo many blind spot....yes I drove the car or one hey had on lot but not the color I wanted so dealer went to Ca. and got this one white.....anyway if you are getting an up to date vehicle watch out.....for I am going to exchange this one for another older car or one without so many blind spots.....the head rest for one thing are in the way when you turn to see if a car in on your side when you want to change lanes you can't see it has no space for you too see. and they are too tall to see when you turn head to look to back up.....that is only one of the bad things.....when I drove it I didn't have to turn my head just started in on lane didn't change.....oh well ..it has 6400 miles on it now after having it two years. Yep don't drive it much except to get groceries. church doctors....and that is what has put the miles on.....

glad your knee is getting back to normal....now for mine.... emoticon

the Blue Angel have come to Hillboro, Or lots of times and put on shows but never get to go....it is quiet just sitter at home watching on TV....it was awful when the two crash one year.....take care


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LESLIEJEAN43 10/19/2014 6:29PM

    I'm very glad to hear that your knee is doing well!

I'm happy to hear that you were prepared to stay warm during the races. It is hard to get used to cooler temps.

I have seen the Blue Angels on TV and was very impressed!

It's great that you now have enough free time on Tuesdays and Thursdays to take care of other things. I hope you will soon find the right vehicle for you.

Have a great week.

Hugs, Leslie emoticon

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October 17, 2014 (Friday)

Friday, October 17, 2014

I don't think we've had ANY rain this week. The races are on as scheduled for tomorrow, and since no rain is predicted, I guess that is the final word. It will be cold again, only in the 60's during the day, and in the 40's at night. This is a BIG race (the one that was scheduled for last Saturday but canceled due to so much rain), and the race that was originally scheduled for tomorrow will be held on Sunday. I have never worked there on Sunday. They will have to find someone else to do my job. I could do the job on both Saturday and Sunday, because I could get someone to teach my class at the Y, but since I don't ever get home until SO LATE or EARLY (depending on what you want to call 1:00 or 2:00 AM, late for Saturday or early for Sunday) I don't know how I would feel on Monday when I have to get up at 5:30 AM and then teach SIX HOURS of Fitness classes. So, I will have to pass on working there on Sunday.

It has been a week of nice fall weather, so I wish it would be like it has been this week again tomorrow, rather than being in the 60's. That is the temperature that it was week before last when we were there. It was getting pretty COLD before the night was over. I am definitely taking my heater and a heavier jacket tomorrow.

I had an injury to my knee a couple of weeks ago, but it is almost 100% well now. I didn't do anything out of the ordinary. I was doing Zumba, and suddenly my knee just buckled under. It was hard to put weight on it at first, but later that day and each day afterwards, it was better. Nothing serious, just a twisted knee or something. I wore a knee brace for a few days, and then a friend of mine who is a Physical Therapist told me to tape it. She did it the first time, and I am continuing to do that. The taping works better than the knee brace because it stays on the knee 24/7, and the knee brace gets sweaty and I was removing it around the house.

All cats have recently been to the vet for their annual checkups and shots. They were all pretty well behaved. Chloe (4 years old and 7 pounds) was the most upset by the visit. They don't really mind seeing the vet; they just don't like the ride over or back. I am glad that my vet is only 2 miles from the house. I only have to listen to the complaining for about 10 minutes each way.

I hope you are all well, and doing GREAT! I also hope you are having nice fall weather. I would have liked to have gone to my son's football game (he coaches) tonight, but since it is an two hour round trip to his games and 2-3 hours for the game, I decided that I should not go. I now have a Saturday class that gets me up around 7:00 AM, and then the long drive to the race track, the long hours there, and the long drive back in the early Sunday morning hours, caused me to think that I should try to get to bed at a decent hour rather than being out late tonight. I can go next Friday night because there are no races scheduled for next Saturday unless they want to reschedule one that was canceled due to rain.

I am out of here and getting busy logging in all of my Spark Stuff. Have a GREAT EVENING and a WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

HUGS
Pam

  
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GIVEUP30 10/18/2014 1:25PM

    I am sure glad your knees came back...I'm still working on mine the street was sure hard.....but exercise can also injury them so please be really carefully.... emoticon

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MRS_TOAD 10/18/2014 10:24AM

    You are such a busy, busy bee!

Hope your knee continues to heal! With your profession, that is a real concern.

Glad the you and cats survived the ordeal and that it is done for the year.

Enjoy the weather and stay warm. Hope your son's team had a good showing.

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LESLIEJEAN43 10/18/2014 6:33AM

    I'm glad the races will be on tonight. I don't blame you for not wanting to go on Sunday too!

So sorry about your knee, but glad it is getting better.

I'm glad you got all the cats to the vet. My cat seems to tolerate the car rides better as he gets older. He's good at the appointments too.

It certainly would be hard for you to get to your son's football game.

I hope you have a good weekend too!

Hugs, Leslie emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/17/2014 8:53PM

    I enjoy the cooler temps but not 40s or 30s. Too cold. I would not think many people would come on Sunday with work being on Monday for most people.

I have weird stuff like that happen to my knee too.

I'm glad the cats had a good check up.

You have a good weekend too!

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MARYJEANSL 10/17/2014 8:44PM

  I hope you have a great weekend!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/17/2014 8:32PM

    HUGS and glad the knee is feeling better.

Have a good weekend.

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October 11, 2014 (Saturday)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Too much rain, so the races for today/tonight were canceled. I have mixed emotions when the races are canceled because I really need the work there, BUT it was so cold last Saturday night, that there were not that many in attendance. Tonight would be the same way, cold again. Nothing much going on other than I did do a few things on my 'to do when I have time' list. That is such a good feeling that before the night is over, I may do a few more of those things.

I hope all of you are doing fine and having a GREAT DAY!

HUGS
Pam

  
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GIVEUP30 10/15/2014 1:21PM

    emoticon You have a great day

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MARYJEANSL 10/14/2014 1:13AM

  Wishing you a great week, and a wonderful weekend to come - with no rain!


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MRS_TOAD 10/13/2014 9:42AM

    Hope you had a great weekend despite the weather and races being canceled.

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WILLOW49 10/11/2014 10:00PM

    Sorry the races were cancelled, but at least you didn't have to freeze! Always good to get some of those "to do" things crossed off, huh?!

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CAPTAINWOLFE 10/11/2014 8:56PM

  sounds like you turned a negative into a positive, there will be more races and yet you were able to get some of your to do list doneg good job!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/11/2014 8:41PM

    We got Baxter buried today and the remaining pet cages cleaned so that is out of the way. Tomorrow is back to remodeling.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/11/2014 7:36PM

    Well, some free time! Not all bad.

HUGS and enjoy.

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LESLIEJEAN43 10/11/2014 7:16PM

    I'm sorry the races were cancelled, but glad you are able to use the time for other things. It does feel good to be able to cross things off the never-ending list!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs, Leslie emoticon

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October 9, 2014 (Thursday)

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Hello Everyone,

I am a little disappointed in myself because it was almost midnight before I got online to log in my Spark Stuff. I only had about 3 minutes, and that only gave me time to spin the two wheels. I had been on the site, but I had not read any articles or done anything earlier in the day other than do enough to earn only about 50 points. I always get over 100 points, and more often close to 200 points (if the wheels are friendly). I fell asleep in the recliner. Tonight, I am getting all of that done BEFORE I sit down in the recliner. emoticon

Have a GREAT FRIDAY!

HUGS
Pam

  
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WILLOW49 10/10/2014 12:24PM

    Enjoy your day!
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LESLIEJEAN43 10/10/2014 10:23AM

    I hope you are having a great Friday too!

Hugs, Leslie emoticon

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 10/10/2014 8:50AM

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1CRAZYDOG 10/10/2014 8:37AM

    Some nights are like that!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/10/2014 8:35AM

    I usually get over 100 points too but not close to 200 very often.

Baxter died last night so we are going to bury him today if we have time. Hubby is building him a casket.

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KNEEMAKER 10/9/2014 11:10PM

  Good to see a blog from you. I hope you are doing well and we all deserve a break in the recliner every so often. Have a great weekend and just Keep on Keeping on! emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 10/9/2014 11:07PM

  Enjoy your Friday, and don't stress too much if you don't get everything done that you want to. Tomorrow is another day...

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October 7, 2014 (Tuesday)

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Lazy day for me. I had things to do, but I did not do them. There is still time for me to do them though, or at least some of them.

Morticia, I hope Baxter is doing OK. Why did he have surgery?

I have one more class this evening, so I am out of here to get ready for that. While I am out, I have a couple of errands to run that I should have done while I was out earlier today. Always something.

HUGS
to ALL
Pam

  
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DIDMIS 10/8/2014 11:00AM

    There always be tomorrow to do the things you didn't get done and if there is no tomorrow you don't have to do them. Don't stress yourself out my friend.

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LINDA! 10/7/2014 9:20PM

    I hope that you had a great class....and a great day.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/7/2014 7:08PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/7/2014 6:45PM

    5 of the fur babies, including Baxter, had to have molar trims. They have to have this done about every 2 months and have to anesthetize them to do it.

Good luck with those errands!

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MARYJEANSL 10/7/2014 6:33PM

  Hope the truck is still running all right.

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LESLIEJEAN43 10/7/2014 5:42PM

    I have also had a lazy day, even though I had things to do too. I think we need a day off now and then. I know you keep very busy most of the time!

I hope you have a good evening!

Hugs, Leslie emoticon

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WILLOW49 10/7/2014 5:42PM

    I see you still wear the title of Queen of Procrastination ;) I'm in line right behind you...lol

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